byJohn Barnes; Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp
Clifton Fadiman discusses Victorian England and its contrasts of morality and hypocrisy, splendor and squalor, prosperity and poverty. Part of a four-part series on Dickens' 'Great Expectations.' Visit https://archive.org/details/GreatExpectationsILesson3 for Part One of the series. For more on director John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm Topic: Charles Dickens
A silent film made by Simms’ Animated Art class at Hughes Jr. High in Woodland Hills, California, showing aliens in UFOs first investigating, then attacking the earth. For more on Simms, visit http://www.afana.org/simmswillis.htm Topics: UFO, alien, student film
Born in 1863, the Norwegian artist watched his mother and sister succumb to tuberculosis by the time he was fourteen, leaving him with a deep foreboding of death, which colored his early canvases and works on paper. Munch was also haunted by the spectre of beautiful women, who he portrayed as vampires or dominant sexual forces, and characterized his perspective on new artistic technology by stating: "The camera cannot compete with the brush and the palette so long as it cannot be used in... Topics: Edvard Munch, painter
This film examines the life and works of Norwegian-born artists Edvard Munch, accompanied by excerpts from his letters and writings, and illustrates important stages of his development with key works. For more information on filmmaker Clifford B. West, visit http://www.afana.org/westbio.htm Topics: Edvard Munch, painting
Meant to be shown to students learning Spanish, this film transcends the didactic, and provides a glimpse into the Mexico that has, in many places, all too quickly disappeared. Pepita and her uncle travel to Lake Pátzcuaro, get their pictures taken by a lakeside photographer, see wonderful dancers, and attend a birthday party. A sweet, moving, wonderful film. (In Spanish) Topics: Patzcuaro, Mexico
This exceptional and rare film portrays a traditional type of organ grinder in Madrid. The barrel organ is a portable instrument that uses perforated paper cards that produce music when passing over a roller surface, activating a bellows and blowing air through a tuned pipe. This film follows the organist and his young son pedaling the organ to various places in Madrid, including the San Antonio de la Florida chapel and Plaza Mayor. Scenes include people throwing coins from windows and the boy... Topics: Madrid, organ grinder, Spain
Illustrates how kinetic energy is transferred from one body to another through elastic collisions. Defines concepts concerning stored energy, elastic, collision, and potential energy. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm Topics: pssc, physics
byPhysical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
George J. Wolga shows why we believe in the unity of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. He performs experiments which show that the radiation arises from accelerated charges and consists of transverse waves that can be polarized. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm Topics: pssc, physics
byEducational Services, Inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
Dorothy Montgomery uses a Leybold tube to measure the curvature of the path of the electrons in a magnetic field and thus determine the mass of the electron. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm Topics: pssc, physics
This wonderful film focuses on an older woman waiting on a park bench on a cold winter day for a lover who returns every year. Directed by Françoise Sagan, author of Bonjour Tristesse. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: France, elderly, romance
byEncyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
In 1959, Prince Edward County, Virginia, closed its public schools rather than integrate them. White children went to publicly aided private schools while black students went to free schools staffed by volunteers. In 1964, the Supreme Court ordered the schools opened to all, but 90 percent of the whites stayed in private schools. The film shows a whites-only prom off-campus in a private club. Lots of poignant interviews by director John Barnes, with people fearing mixed marriages, etc. The film... Topics: integration, segregation, civil rights, Bill of Rights, Constitution
Film will be uploaded soon. Describes the basic foundations of European culture and society in the Middle Ages; discusses the progressive changes in the late Middle Ages, pointing out how they reshaped Europe and resulted in the forming of the present Western civilization; explains the intellectual awakening which occurred as the late Middle Ages merged into the Renaissance. Topic: European history
Describes the foundations of European culture and society in the Middle Ages, from 1200 to 1500 ACE. Discusses the church, nobility, and the emperors, three pillars of early medieval society. Describes changes that reshaped Europe and resulted in the present Western civilization, including the advent of small towns along trade routes, the Magna Carta, the development of the middle class, and the formation of hospitals and universities. Explains the intellectual awakening during the transition...
This film examines many features of today's landscapes which cannot be explained by processes at work around them, and explains that observation of the work of modern glaciers establishes that these anomalies could only have been caused by a massive sheet of moving ice. It proposes the hypothesis that glacial ice moved south at least four times in geologic history, and that its shape and size correspond approximately with the distribution of glacial features. This is one in the series of... Topics: afana, ice age, glacier, geology